Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni will be a protagonist of the Sanremo Festival
An opening party, three special issues, five days of non-stop interviews with all the competing artists and exclusive guests
Loads of original activities in Sorrisi’s Sanremo lounge, among which the Webboh corner to further engage the Generation Z
Emotions, music and exclusive contents for Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni’s great come back, finally face-to-face, in Sanremo,: the editorial staff of the Mondadori Group’s brand will once again follow the Italian Song Festival live, thus the succession of 28 competing artists and many exceptional guests scheduled to perform on stage at the Ariston Theater under the guidance of Amadeus and Gianni Morandi and their co-hosts Chiara Ferragni, Francesca Fagnani, Paola Egonu and Chiara Francini.
This year, the brand will once more accompany readers throughout the five-day event, affirming itself as a point of reference for all fans of the entertainment world, but also for the festival’s authors, singers, hosts and organisers, with the highly awaited and exclusive opening party at which Sorrisi will officially kick off the Sanremo week.
Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, leader of the entertainment world with an audience consisting of 2,6 million readers (source: Audipress 2022/II) and 2,1 million monthly users (source: Audiweb 2022), will follow all the singing contest’s events at the forefront to provide special contents and insights on its magazine, website and social networks.
The newsroom at the Royal Hotel Sanremo
Tv Sorrisi will be hosted in Hotel Royal’s Palm Salon for the entire duration of the Sanremo event. A lounge will be divided into three areas in which the editorial staff will develop the magazine, interview the Festival’s stars and meet with many exceptional personalities.
Finally, each morning, the magazine’s director, Aldo Vitali, will start the day with a special breakfast in the company of one of the competing singers. Vitali will also be Sorrisi’s leading host for the Aperitif with the Director appointment planned each day at 19.00 throughout the festival to chat with many friends of the TV world and to comment on the contest’s developments in the early evening hours.
Webboh to conquer Generation Z
Webboh, the first Generation Z community with over 2 million followers between Instagram and TikTok and 3 million unique website users each month (source, Google Analytics), will also be part of the original contents aimed at animating Sorrisi‘s lounge in Sanremo. Together, they will speak about the Italian Song Festival from the younger generation’s perspective. Part of the team will be transferred to the city of flowers for the entire duration of the event to create contents for its Tik Tok and Instagram profiles. A super teen area, the Webboh Room where Webboh will interview the Festival’s Gen Z singers and creators, will be set up at Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni’s headquarters together with Kit Room – the first Italian structure fully dedicated to the creation of digital contents. A series of “vox populi” style TikTok videos will be shot from the streets of Sanremo, while a daily account with Will and a daily column with Lda, both very popular songwriters of Webboh’s community and contestants at the Festival, will be presented on Instagram.
The website and social coverage
The website Sorrisi.com will cover Sanremo with insights, reports, line-ups and feedback each evening. Not to mention exclusive news, interviews, backstage videos and tons of surprises.
The media coverage is further enhanced with contents on the brand’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. Sorrisi will offer an interactive and engaging experience to viewers and users throughout the contest, but also throughout each day of the Festival: revelations about the singers and guests, non-stop interviews, real-time news from the press room and much more.
Let’s not forget the daily appointment in the “Accounts of the Artists” format. This edition’s leading personalities will keep the Instagram community informed about each minute of their day, from the moment their alarm rings up to their performance, by sharing their emotions, superstitious rituals, backstage stories and revelations of course.
Three newsstand issues dedicated to the Festival
The most widely read and purchased Italian weekly magazine will publish three special issues dedicated to the Sanremo Festival for readers to find on the newsstands, with an exceptional overall production of 1,5 million copies. The first will be released on January 31: the same will contain the traditional exclusive of the songs’ lyrics. The cover will consists of an iconic shot of all the competing singers with Amadeus, the Festival’s host and artistic director, and Gianni Morandi. On Tuesday, February 7, the cover’s protagonists will instead be Amadeus and Gianni Morandi together with their co-hosts. Finally, Monday, January 13, readers will be able to enjoy the cover depicting San Remo’s first three finalists, exclusively shot in the middle of the night at Sorrisi’s newsroom immediately following the announcement, as well as a reportage of the event with intriguing revelations and interesting unpublished backstage stories.
Thanks to: DR Automobiles, who will accompany Sorrisi from Milan to Sanremo, allowing readers to admire the beauty of the Ligurian cities crossed, and Caffè Motta, who will offer relaxing moments to the editorial staff and guests for the entire duration of the Festival.